Éire Óg Corrachoill come good to defeat Clane in SHC

NAAS was the venue for this SHC (losers group) second round clash on Thursday evening which was a ‘must win’ game for both sides, who each had lost their opening game in this section of the competition.

NAAS was the venue for this SHC (losers group) second round clash on Thursday evening which was a ‘must win’ game for both sides, who each had lost their opening game in this section of the competition.

Clane dominated the early stages, opening up a three point lead but were hauled back by the break which saw the Caragh men leading by a point (0-7 to 0-6) some what flattering it has to be said despite only recording a single point from two penalties.

The winners kept their noses narrowly in front until Declan O’Toole, who had a personal tally of 1-10 on the night, saw his 60m free go all the way to the Clane net to copper fasten the victory.

Scorers for Éire Óg Corrachoill, Declan O’Toole 1-10 (7 frees, 65), Paul Kennedy 0-2, Paul Dermody 0-1 (penalty), Shane Cooke 0-1.

Clane, David Harney 0-7 (6 frees); Ryan McGrath 0-2, Gavin Tynan 0-1, Pat Nolan 0-1, Davaid cafferty 0-1.

Éire Óg Corrachoill: Paul Dermody; Gary Johnson, Brian Fitzpatrick, Kieran Moran; Declan Curran, Pauric Ryan, Kevin Connor; Mark Kelly, JP Crotty; Richie Whelan, Adrian Moran, Paul Kennedy; Evan Dempsey, Joe Dempsey, Declan O’Toole. Subs: Shane Cooke for Adrian Moran (23 minute); Alan Dunney for Evan Dempsey (53 minute); Liam Power for Paul Kennedy (62 minute).

Clane: Paddy McKenna; Niall Doolan, Ciaran Brady, David Flaherty; Sean Christianson, David Harney, Gavin Tynan; James McNeill, Ryan McGrath; Pat Nolan, Lorcan Harney, Hugh Giffney; Mattie Dowd, David Cafferty, Shane Ryan. Subs: Eoin Naughton for Shane Ryan 37 minute).

Full report in Tuesday’s Leinster Leader.